Sunday, October 30th
World Series Feature - 10/30/05
||Dix Hills, NY
||Mike Ordway Jr.
||Ed Breault *
||E. Bridgewater, MA
Cape Cod Aggregates "Hard Charger" - Ed Breault
Scores NEMA World Series Win; Payne Tightens Up Points
Thompson, CT: After several weeks of trying, the Thompson International Speedway played
host to the Northeastern Midget Association as part of the World Series of Stock Car
Racing. It was worth the wait for Nokie Fornoro of Stroudsburg, PA who scored the win in
dominating fashion under crystal clear skies. On lap 12 of the 25-lap main event, Fornoro
drove around Adam Cantor for the lead and rocketed to his first NEMA midget win of the
Cantor came out of the pack from his sixth place starting position to gain the advantage
on the initial start as the lead cars jockeyed for position. Randy Cabral in his
family-owned machine followed through in second. Cabral ran in second for a single lap
before giving up the spot to the charges of Joey Payne and Fornoro. Point leader Seitz
made his way into the top-five by lap four.
Behind Cantor, Payne and Fornoro were waging a hard battle for the second spot. Fornoro
was all over the back bumper of Payne. Lap after lap Fornoro looked high then low trying
to take the spot away. Cantor, meanwhile, was able to gain a slight advantage.
On lap 10, Fornoro was able to make his move to take away the runner-up spot from Payne.
Cantor watched his lead quickly disappear as the veteran charged. Fornoro was the new
leader by the completion of lap 12. Once out front, Fornoro began to put some distance on
Cantor in second.
The man on the move was Ryan Dolan, who had quietly made his way toward the front. With
the laps winding down, Dolan worked his way past both Cabral and Seitz into the third
In the closing laps, Cabral made up some of the ground he had lost early in the feature to
overtake Seitz. Cantor faded in the late stages of the event falling back slightly.
Fornoro was all-alone as he cruised under the checkers ahead of Payne, R. Dolan, Cabral
and Seitz. In post race technical inspection, the #15 of Dolan was found to have
unapproved wheel offset. Officially, Cantor rounded out the top-five.
By virtue of his second-place finish, Joey Payne gained valuable points on Ben Seitz
heading into the last race of the 2005 season. The chase for the championship will come
down to the wire between the two contenders. Only a handful of points now separate Payne
from point leader Seitz.
The championship will be decided this weekend as the Waterford Speedbowl presents the Town
Fair Tire Finale. NEMA heats are anticipated to roll off at approximately 1:15 PM on
Saturday, November 5th with the feature action scheduled for Sunday shortly after noon.
For complete information on tickets and scheduling for the Town Fair Tire Finale visit www.speedbowl.com.